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Workplace safety in Pennsylvania chemical plants

There are a number of potential injuries that someone working in a chemical plant may sustain. Along with getting chemical burns from direct exposure to hazardous substances, people may also inhale dangerous fumes they give off. Additionally, as is the case in most workplaces that contain a lot of equipment, workers may be hurt by… Read More


Are spinal cord injuries covered under workers’ comp?

In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, work-related neck and back injuries are quite common. When such injuries damage the spinal cord, the consequences can be rather serious. While there are those who may only require medication, rehabilitation and rest in order to recover, others injuries may cause permanent damage resulting in the need for life-long care. If… Read More


Surgical smoke safety

Individuals who work in healthcare are routinely exposed to hazardous materials and dangerous medical conditions. Medical personnel in Pennsylvania who work in the operating room are at particular risk of acquiring the infectious diseases that are transmitted by surgical smoke. Devices that emit some form of energy during their use release viruses, bacteria, chemicals and… Read More


Trump administration delays silica dust rule

Pennsylvania construction workers and others who work in industries where they may be exposed to silica dust may have to wait longer than anticipated for rules to protect them from exposure to the substance. On April 7, the Trump administration announced that it would delay the deployment of such a rule for a minimum of… Read More


Entrapments, fatalities on rise at grain handling facilities

Since 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reportedly scaled back federal inspections of bean and grain wholesalers. Now, workers in Pennsylvania may want to be aware that groups within the agriculture industry may soon ask agency officials to consider ending additional programs at the regional level. This news comes as study results show… Read More